Whilst not completely new to the forum - many of the members have assisted in providing me with parts, it is now worth posting our ride for you to enjoy. She has aptly been named the Phoenix as she has arisen from the ashes of an internal harness failure - nearly 18 months and she is as good as new with a period-correct interior restoration.
She is a 1995 E500 Limited delivered to Freiburg and then shipped to Japan. The past owner purchased her in 2009 and then shipped back to Australia where I came upon her and adder her to our collection. She is original and well cared for and she is a survivor. She was a Christmas 1994/January 1995 build and then delivered in February.
I will be posting a series of articles over the interior restoration and some of the challenges involved in getting her back to perfect.
We are based in Perth, Western Australia and found that there are presently no other E500's here.